There are three contiguous parcels and minimum bid was $265,700. The combined total for all current and delinquent taxes total $412,259.59.
The breakdown of the back taxes owed:
Solid Waste $ 192,328.31
Taxes $ 77,734.59
Penalties $ 17,727.72
Interest $ 114,141.69
Costs/Tax Sale Costs $ 14,623.50
In addition, Loyalton water and sewer is owed in
excess of $200,000.
According to Sierra County Auditor / Treasurer / Tax Collector Van Maddox, one person signed up but did not bid.
Van said the next step, according to the State, is a number of building violations which the County has well documented and will hopefully be filed shortly.
Van said the County needs to push the State as the County has complied with the State’s wishes and now needs to insist the State does its job.
The State, according to Van, has the legal obligation to evoke the license and help those legitimately living there to relocate. But he said it will be 3-4 months before evictions because of it being winter.
It’s everybody’s hope the squatters will leave as Van states, they “came for an easy ride.”